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Construction Job Overview

Construction workers play a vital role in the economic growth of an area. They perform physical labor to build, repair, and maintain residential and commercial buildings throughout the world. There are general construction workers who typically perform jobs such as demolition, digging trenches or ditches and loading or unloading equipment at a job site.

As construction workers take on more work, they can start to specialize in certain areas of construction, such as painting, plumbing, sheet metal installation, electrical work, carpentry, cement masonry and more. These jobs have heavy physical requirements, so workers must be in good health and free from medical conditions that limit their abilities.

Daily tasks might include:
  • Using machinery and tools to dig and level the ground
  • Installing building components, including drywall, sheet metal, concrete, etc.
  • Repairing, installing, or replacing pipes
  • Installing or repairing roofing
  • Demolition of buildings


Construction Job Education Requirements


Most general construction jobs don't require formal education, as the Construction Managers understand the value of training while on the job. If seeking a more specialized area of construction work, training and an apprenticeship under a licensed and qualified Contractor or Electrician may be necessary in order to learn how to perform these aspects of the work. Those who work with hazardous materials, such as asbestos, lead, and mold, will also need additional training and education in how to protect themselves and others from the dangerous chemicals and effects.

Construction Job Market


Even during slower economic times, construction jobs are often available throughout the country. Construction is always necessary, whether it involves tearing down and replacing a building or starting new construction in an undeveloped area. In a study performed by the Bureau of Labor, more than 800,000 construction workers performed some type of work on a project in 2012. In the next decade, statistics show that construction jobs will continue to grow by 21%, with more than 1 million workers needed to meet the demand.

Construction Job Salary Information


The average median salary for a construction job is just under $30,000. Construction workers who specialize in a specific area of construction can earn higher wages based on their experience and knowledge. In bigger cities on the East Coast, such as New York City and Boston, these jobs pay higher, and construction workers in Honolulu take home an average salary of over $52,000. In 2012, the average construction worker earned $34,490 per year.
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Construction Project Manager - MUST HAVE Plan, organize, direct and control the execution of assigned general construction projects to meet the Company’s cost, quality, equipment and material resource usage, and safety objectives. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: · Assume overall responsibility for a profitable, well-constructed, safe project, completed in a timely manner · Review projec...
AMEC is a focused supplier of consultancy, engineering and project management services to its customers in the world's oil and gas, mining, clean energy, environment and infrastructure markets. With annual revenues of some £4.2 billion, AMEC designs, delivers and maintains strategic and complex assets and employs over 29,000 people in around 40 countries worldwide. See amec.com. AMEC shares are tr...
Company Confidential Long Beach, CA, 90755
A well-established COMMERCIAL General Contractor specializing in HOTEL Renovation and Construction is currently seeking experienced Construction Project Superintendents AND experienced Construction Labor Foremen to join our team. Compensation and Benefits: Compensation commensurate with work experience and abilities Medical, Dental, Chiropractic, Acupuncture and Life Insurance 401K Plan Profi...
Construction Project Engineers with Transportation Highway and Bridge project experience are needed to assist with technical and project performance including project estimates, change notifications, and project deliverables to ensure project completion. Must be able to read and understand construction drawings and submittals to plan for Highway and Bridge project work. These are Contract position...
San Marcos, TX Texas State University Construction Contract Administrator-Facilities Planning Design and Construction Job Number: 2015128 Job Description: General Description: Responsible for planning, estimating, directing, scheduling, inspecting and coordinating construction activities of multiple campus facilities, renovation, and maintenance projects to ensure objectives are met within pr...
San Marcos, TX Texas State University Construction Project Manager - Facilities Planning Design and Construction Job Number: 2015129 Job Description: The Project Manager (PM) will report to the Associate Director-Facilities Planning, Design and Construction. This position will be responsible for managing multiple, complex capital construction projects. Required Qualifications: 1. Demonstrated...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Construction Project Manager Institutional Group Gaithersburg, MD Full-Time $80,000 - $100,000 Apply Apply Construction Project Manager Institutional Group Gaithersburg, MD Full-Time $80,000 - $100,000 Apply Job Details Project Manager - with 5 plus years institutional construction experience in...
Mid-size General Construction/ Construction Management Firm located in Midtown Manhattan is looking for a Construction Project Manager, Superintendent and an Estimator Project Manager We are seeking an individual that is responsible for leading commercial/ institutional construction projects from inception through client move- in. Duties: - Use outstanding interpersonal, communication and cust...
Project Manager: Commercial contractor specializing in National Brand Quick Service Restaurants searching for experienced project manager. Must be proficient in reading and understanding blueprints, knowledgeable of "ground up" construction practices, and skilled in the use of MS Office programs. Superintendent: Commercial contractor specializing in National Brand Quick Service Restaurants sear...
Rogers Group, Inc. is a growing company with core businesses in crushed stone, sand and gravel, asphalt, and highway construction. The company employs approximately 1,500 across eight (8) states. We are currently seeking a HEAVY HIGHWAY (asphalt paving)CONSTRUCTION MANAGER in Central Arkansas (Conway, AR area). This position reports to the Vice President and Strategic Market Area Manager for the ...
Large Utility has an immediate need in the Central US for a Electrical Construction Lead. This position is an integral part of the project team with expertise in construction techniques. The Construction Lead will be assigned one or more projects and is expected to perform them independently given the expectations for the work and the desired results. This is a contract position expected to last 1...
GONZALEZ+DE LA GARZA & ASSOCIATES, LLC – PROFESSIONAL CIVIL ENGINEER -- San Antonio, TX Job Posting: Construction Superintendent / Construction Inspector Location: San Antonio, Texas Office Classification: Exempt Company: Gonzalez+De La Garza & Associates, LLC (GDA) founded in 2006, provides project management, professional engineering and construction administration services. We are extremely...
We are a small, local development and construction company specializing in midrise apartment projects in the Portland metro area. We have been active in the Portland metro area for over 20 years and are seeking a full-time construction superintendent to join our team of construction staff. We are an owner/builder company that is looking for a superintendent who is able to lead and motivate subcon...
Company Confidential Mt. Morris, PA, 15349
Gas Construction Project Sales Specialist: A leader in natural gas facility and pipeline construction seeks Gas Construction Project Sales Specialist . The position will be based at the company's corporate headquarters in South Western PA. The Sales Specialist will be the company's chief resource for retaining existing and seeking out new clients in the natural gas industry. The Sales Specialist w...
This established Commercial Contractor have built an exceptional brand in Houston having worked with a broad range of Energy and Blue Chip companies and high profile national and international clients and currently operate in multiple states throughout America. With the market in Houston growing and this company looking at succession planning they are now wanting to appoint a Senior Project Manag...
Company Confidential Columbus, OH
GENERAL SUMMARY AND PURPOSE: Responsible for managing all new, rehab, and capital improvement construction project activity. The incumbent oversees the day-to-day operations over assigned building construction projects from start through completion, inspection, and occupancy by ensuring that projects are in compliance with all construction documents, codes, regulations, standards, project budget ...
NEW CONSTRUCTION SALES – TUFF SHED Escondido TUFF SHED is recruiting for an experienced sales professional to build relationships directly withour customers and commercial accounts. Working from our Factory Store in Escondido, you will educate and motivate customers to buy and use our products. About TUFF SHED: Founded on an entrepreneurial spirit and an unwavering commitment to quality, TUFF S...
At L-3 Applied Technologies Inc, we are innovators. We develop solutions which protect people and systems in harsh and hostile environments. Our solutions include industrial sterilization facilities; electromagnetic systems used in scientific research; advanced simulations supporting enhancing soldier safety in combat; electromagnetic shielding for our Nation’s most critical infrastructure; and ad...
Summary: Tracks, reports, plans and analyzes the profitability, and forecasting of construction projects and higher level accounting processes. Specific duties: · Will work closely with Project Managers to get accurate project costs and schedule updates. · Must be willing to visit each assigned project each month. · Communication with executive level Accounting management to review budgets, f...
Requisition ID 10414BR Job Title Construction Representative Division 4111: AWS - Buffalo Location 36206: Kenmore-2321 Kenmore Ave City Kenmore State NY Position Type Full-Time Exempt Status Exempt Position Summary Within a designated market, a Construction Sales Representative is responsible for identifying leads, proactively prospecting and selling temporary waste removal to customers pr...

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